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Hrdza – Stephen

Stephen – a Rusyn folk song adapted and performed by a Slovakia-based band called Hrdza. The song comes from the cross-border region of north-east Slovakia, south-east Poland and western Ukraine.

The song and video Stephen topped the World Music Charts by Ethnocloud in March 2019.

  • In 2010, Hrdza participated in the Slovak National Round of Eurosong in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song “Taká sa mi páči”. The group won 19.5% of the vote, but was disqualified from the contest when it was realized that Hrdza had presented the song before 1 October 2009, which was in violation of the rules.